This week has passed by really fast, but that doesn’t mean that our students have worked less! In fact they have been busy bees!
In 7th grade Humanities, Joshua, our new student, did a project about the weapons used during the Ottoman Empire, and for the presentation he brought along a trebuchet and some catapults he made out of legos! Here is a great slow motion video showing how the trebuchet works and some pictures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpDb-oQbpkg&feature=youtu.be
Meanwhile in 8th grade humanities students presented their inquiry projects on the Renaissance, Reformation, and European Exploration.
Today we had a very special assembly, where professional dancer Quentin Robinson, with whom Ruby Jenni danced at the VIBE, came and showed us the “Happy” dance that they created for such event. It was an amazing experience to see all the kids enjoying together the art of dancing!
Also Birch Banks has written this beautiful and inspirational poem in honor of the Inauguration:
By Birch Banks
Give hope a chance
All I’m saying is, give hope a chance
Because she loves to change the world
With each word she brings light
Like a dawn, a torch in the dark, a familiar friend.
Give peace a chance
Because he really needs it
To say he is fighting war is an understatement
Because he takes every low to show
The world it’s not worth it.
Never striking back,
He embraces hate as only peace can,
Fighting a battle without hurting a soul.
Give equality a chance
Because they would do it for you
Equality has no boundaries, man or woman,
Gay or straight, white or black, Christian or Muslim,
Because equality wants to see each of us
Have a chance to be the change the world needs
There are no walls when equality’s involved
Give the world a chance
It won’t end with one person
It will end when we all give in
To hate, who can’t see the beauty in us all.
To borders, who stops a man from loving a man,
To guilt, who we hide behind until he steps aside.
We don’t need them.
The world doesn’t need them.
What we need is…
The torch at night of hope,
The strong stance of peace,
The welcome arms of equality
And each and every one of you!
Skiing forms have to be turned in asap
- Tuesday, January 24th and Tuesday and January 31st: Admissions Open House for Preschool – 8th grade. Spread the word about MIS! The open house will begin at 6 pm. Earn 5 volunteer hours for every family you refer that applies!
- Wednesday, January 25th: Re-enrollment forms due.Please be sure to fill out the re-enrollment forms and return to the front office.
- Monday, January 30th: Kick-off for “I Love to Read Month! ” Happy Reading! Ask your child about their exciting reading challenge for the month!
Wednesday, February 1st- Coffee Talk with Julie. Come learn about the “IB Approaches to Learning”, the life long skills we want all of our students to embody.